Health Policy & Advocacy
2013 to 2017

An educational program of The Colorado Trust, the Health Equity Learning Series aims to increase knowledge and awareness of health equity through presentations from experts discussing factors that increase disparities and solutions that advance health equity. To expand the reach beyond those able to attend the events in-person, we have partnered with organizations across the state (see grantee list at right) to live-stream the events in their communities, followed by discussion and networking.

Register now for the final Health Equity Learning Series presentation of 2016-17, featuring Ian Haney López of the University of California, Berkeley. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on racism’s evolution in the United States since the civil rights era, López’s research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality for everyone in the United States. His presentation will focus on solving economic inequality and racism by addressing both of them together.

The event will take place Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mile High Station in Denver. Click here to register to attend. Full video of the presentation will be posted to this page approximately two weeks after the live event.

2016-17 Health Equity Learning Series events will not be live-streamed simultaneously online. Full event recordings will be posted to this page approximately two weeks after the live event. 2016-17 Health Equity Learning Series grantees will begin hosting local viewing parties and professionally facilitated discussions around the same time, with these events scheduled throughout the fall. Dates, times and locations of these viewing party events vary by grantee organization and are subject to change. Contact the grantee organization(s) directly for more information. If you’re unsure which grantee organization is closest to you, please contact us.

2016-17 EVENTS

2015 EVENTS

Download the 2015 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

2014 EVENTS

Download the 2014 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

2013 EVENTS

Download the 2013 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

Evaluation
To better understand the impact of the Health Equity Learning Series on the participants and to glean lessons learned for future efforts, an evaluation is being conducted by Melanie Tran, from University of Colorado Denver. All participants at both in-person events and at viewing parties across the state are surveyed and asked to self-report their knowledge of the health equity topics before and after the speech. Willingness to take action and types of action are also assessed. Grantees hosting viewing parties provide qualitative data, both written and via in-depth interviews, to better understand what is needed to achieve health equity in Colorado. Evaluation contact: Nancy Baughman Csuti, DrPH, director of Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, The Colorado Trust, 303-837-1200.

GRANT AMOUNT: $1,154,352